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Welcome Jenny and Michael!

Category: featured | September 25th, 2015

We are very excited to welcome our newest couple Jenny and Michael. Their ceremony and reception in June will be at the Embassy Suites. It will be wonderful to see the city skyline in the background of their ceremony photos! I can’t wait for their upcoming fall engagement session!


Let’s Celebrate with a Baby Sprinkle!

Category: events | September 24th, 2015

Have you heard of a Sprinkle Baby Shower? I hadn’t heard of this type of shower until recently. It is often thrown for someone who is expecting their second, third, fourth or even fifth child. Often close family and friends want to shower the mother with a little bit of love and practical gifts. Cindy recently helped host a baby shower for a mutual friend of ours and she did so much to make it special. She thought of everything. And since she is pregnant and due soon we thought it would be a fun way to give her a shower. The good thing is that she already has most of the big stuff. So we bought her practical things like diapers, onesies, cute hats, little outfits and bath time favorites like hooded towels and baby soap. It was fun to include her three daughters who will all be big sisters. When guests arrived they were greeted with the simplest decoration – we hung an umbrella we already owned on the door! On the counter we had yummy food. The chocolate covered pretzels and oreos had bright sprinkles to tie in the theme. The cupcakes were frosted with the shower colors of purple and green and topped with a mini pacifier. For an easy rainbow food we put fruit on skewers and had different colored drinking cups. To dress up the purple punch we added a rainbow colored tutu around the base of the bowl. After we all had some snacks and socialized we started the first game. Do you know what the name of a baby eel is? There were some pretty hard matches on this cute game! After Cindy opened her gifts we were up for the next challenge  – a physical game! This was my favorite part of the shower. Each guest had to throw 3 diapers into the box from across the room. Sounds easy right? Well those diapers are pretty light when they haven’t been used. The next round each guest had to toss the diapers under her leg first. We were all surprised when Amber made all three in – she did better on that toss than the normal one! The last challenge was to toss them upside down. We all had a good laugh as we tried to not fall over while attempting this one! The prizes were super easy to make. I purchased two cute polka dot mugs and put two packets of hot chocolate in each plus a bag of purple sixlets. For the baby name game I took two glass milk bottles and put bubble gum balls in each. They were also used for a decoration! My biggest tip for throwing a sprinkle shower is to use what already have and make it fit the fun theme. Grab an umbrella and dress up your punch bowl with a tutu.

Have you hosted a baby sprinkle? What kinds of food did you serve? If you need ideas be sure to check out Luvs.com and Vocalpoint.com for more ideas!

This post is sponsored by Vocalpoint.com and Luvs. All opinions are my own.

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We love being in the know about the next big venue for weddings! So when Sandy Meyers from Sugardrop Events and a board member of the local ISES chapter (International Special Events Chapter) contacted me to photograph their joint meeting with NACE (National Associations for Catering and Events) at the new Anderson Pavilion I couldn’t wait! I love that this venue is surrounded by an incredible park. Inside the gray walls are modern and have unique blue sculptures that compliment the Roebling Bridge. The lunch was a yummy buffet from the in house catering company (the Anderson Pavilion Culinary Group). Kathryne Gardette of Prestige AV & Creative Services presented “Are You an Effective Networker” along with some great topics for speed networking. After the event we toured the area and I had a chance to wander over to the rose garden which is a spot for wedding ceremonies. What a fantastic modern venue for Cincinnati with one heck of a view! And don’t you just love the beautiful linens from Prime Time Party Rental?

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Welcome Lori and Gian

Category: Favorites | September 22nd, 2015

We are very excited to welcome Lori and Gian our newest couple. Their ceremony next Spring will be at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral followed by their reception at the Continental Ballroom at the Hilton Netherland Plaza. I can’t wait to see all of their beautiful details come together for their wedding celebration!


Welcome Kayley and Daniel

Category: Favorites | September 21st, 2015

We are very excited to welcome our newest couple Kayley and Daniel. Their ceremony next year will be at Calvary Open Bible church followed by their reception at the Beavercreek Golf Club. We can’t wait for their fall engagement session and Dayton wedding!